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September 10, 2018
Visit Mankato
MANKATO, Minn.—Presented by Blue Earth County Soybean and Corn Growers Association and their checkoff, Gather in the GreenSeam is a celebration of the entire spectrum of people, organizations and businesses that make this area the most diverse agricultural region in the country. Gather in the GreenSeam is a fun 30-day celebration that follows the heart of the harvest season September 14 through October 14.  “Last year’s Gather in the...
September 07, 2018
Greater Mankato Growth
MANKATO, MINN. (September 7, 2018) - Greater Mankato Growth will host the fourth annual Journeys of Leadership on September 20th at 5:30 pm at the Courtyard by Marriott Hotel & Event Center on 901 Raintree Road, Mankato. The annual dinner event spotlights leading business executives on the national and international stage in candid conversations about their road to success and insights on leadership. Dan and Angie Bastian will be this year’...
September 06, 2018
Greater Mankato Growth, Inc.
MANKATO, MINN. (September 6, 2018) - The Mankato Board of Trade held their very first meeting with 43 businessmen in attendance at 7:30 pm on Friday, August 28th, 1868. At that meeting, John Henry Barr was chosen to be the chair of the Mankato Board of Trade. Their vision and hope was to support and connect businesses to help the community grow and flourish. That support has continued throughout the years, and that forward-thinking group that...
August 28, 2018
Greater Mankato Growth
Mankato, MINN (August 28, 2018) – This election season, Greater Mankato Growth, along with several partner organizations will host a series of candidate forums aimed at providing an opportunity for meaningful exchange between candidates and voters in areas impacting the community, business and the overall vitality of the region. Today, Greater Mankato Growth is announcing the forums for federal and state office that our organization will host in...
August 21, 2018
Visit Mankato
MANKATO, Minn.—Volunteers are such an important part of making the Mankato Marathon presented by Mayo Clinic Health System run smoothly. Approximately 275 volunteer positions like handing out water at a water stop, interacting with people in the Hy-Vee Kidz Zone and marshaling along the course are available. Thanks to MTU Onsite Energy, the official Mankato Marathon volunteer sponsor, volunteers will receive a shirt, gloves and snacks. If an...
August 20, 2018
Visit Mankato
MANKATO, Minn.—The Mankato Marathon, presented by Mayo Clinic Health System, is in the running as a top half marathon in the nation on The BibRave 100 list again in 2018. The Mankato Half Marathon has been selected through the nomination process for The BibRave 100, a definitive list of the top races in America. It will recognize the top 20 half marathons in the country, with the top five being ranked and a winner being crowned, as well as...
August 16, 2018
Greater Mankato Growth
Mankato, MINN (August 16, 2018) – The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development released the July 2018 employment figures today. The Mankato – North Mankato Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) saw a gain of 3,808 jobs or 6.9% year over year in the month of July, which led all metropolitan areas in the state. This is the seventh straight month of Mankato-North Mankato leading the state in job growth.  The total employment...
August 15, 2018
Visit Mankato
MANKATO, Minn.— Long-term cancer patient and Minnesota runner Don Wright will participate in the Minnesota Senior Games Thursday through Sunday in Mankato. Wright, a 77-year-old Stillwater resident diagnosed with a rare blood cancer, is entered in the 200-, 400-, 800- and 1,500-meter races during the Minnesota Senior Games. While he has already qualified for the 2019 National Senior Games in four other states, Wright registered for the...
August 14, 2018
Greater Mankato Growth
MANKATO, MINN. (August 14, 2018)  -  Greater Mankato Growth will host a luncheon with keynote speaker, Matt Birk – Former Minnesota Vikings Center, for the “What Makes Teams Great” leadership event on Thursday, September 6 from 11 am – 1:30 pm. Mr. Birk will share commonalities that successful teams share, as well as how to achieve them in your organization. Matt Birk has the intelligence to provide excellent content and the personality that...
July 19, 2018
Greater Mankato Growth
Mankato, MINN (July 19, 2018) – The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development released the June 2018 employment figures today. The Mankato – North Mankato Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) saw a gain of 2,535 jobs or 4.5% year over year in the month of June, which led all metropolitan areas in the state. This is the sixth straight month of Mankato-North Mankato leading the state in job growth. Private employment continues to...

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